It’s no secret that alcohol is a common in college environments. And, without getting to preachy-preachy, here’s the latest research on the dangers of mixing alcohol with energy drinks.
According to a new study published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, combining energy drinks with alcohol removes any barriers that warn you that you’re drinking too much. Alcoholism is a serious and life threatening disease. If someone you know is struggling with a dependency to alcohol, consider treatment from Narconon rehab.
For instance, when you drink alcohol alone, you go through the stages of feeling the buzz and when you drink too much, you start feeling sedated (tired and sleepy) because your body knows you’re reaching a threshold.
On the contrary, when you add energy drinks to alcohol, your body gets stimulated instead of sedated, causing drinkers to be more alert and to continue drinking—which results in binge drinking.
What causes this stimulated state of mind? One would think it is caffeine, but the researchers insist that it is the mix of all stimulating ingredients in the beverages including taurine, glucose and ginseng. Alcoholism is a serious and life threatening disease. If someone you know is struggling with a dependency to alcohol, please consider helping them with counseling or treatment.